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by Flying Belgian
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAAC issued security warning against Cathay over Hong Kong protest, ban protest-supporting staffs from flying into China
Replies: 128
Views: 17491

Re: CAAC issued security warning against Cathay over Hong Kong protest, ban protest-supporting staffs from flying into C

No more outbound traffic allowed from HKG.

Only en-route traffic will be allowed to land into HK. The airports closes down all other operations until further notice it seems.

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by Flying Belgian
Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 718325

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Hopefully not related at all to the JT610 Crash . However, all 737MAX Aircraft should be grounded till the cause is determined as seen in these two crashes there may be a design flaw. My condolences to all affected. ...is it a design flaw if it's intentional? They put the engines too far forward an...

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by Flying Belgian
Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nonstop between California and Belgium
Replies: 45
Views: 6014

Re: Nonstop between California and Belgium

SN needs two A330s to have it worked out even for 5x weekly flight. They are currently too constrained long-haul fleet wise.

LH has made it clear that no new North American flights would be operated by SN.

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by Flying Belgian
Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330 and A340 Write-off/Retirement/Scrap Thread - 2019
Replies: 111
Views: 32706

Re: A330 and A340 Write-off/Retirement/Scrap Thread - 2019

OO-SFO, A330-301 of Brussels Airlines (MSN 045) has been withdrawn from service.

It'll soon be ferried to U.S desert for scrapping and part-out.

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by Flying Belgian
Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay cancels CPH in 2019
Replies: 32
Views: 8221

Re: Cathay cancels CPH in 2019

Any hints on how they are doing in BRU at the moment ? Rumour as it they don't do that well, as BRU is heavily Star Alliance locked, moreover Hainan Group is rather strong here in BRU. Air Belgium has ceased HK ops, but I don't think they were an obstacle for CX. I also think that, Cathay wise, CPH ...

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by Flying Belgian
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Emirates is exploring to take over Etihad
Replies: 79
Views: 16707

Re: Emirates is exploring to take over Etihad

neomax wrote:
Spokesmen from both Emirates and Etihad have officially denied this.



Would you ever imagine they'd confirm ???

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by Flying Belgian
Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines looking at wet-lease options to replace SSJ-100
Replies: 15
Views: 2016

Re: Brussels Airlines looks at wet-lease options for Sukhoi aircraft

The main issue is the lack of spare parts... Difficult to achieve dispatch reliability targets with such problem.

Interjet also wants to get rid of them.

Not a bad airplane in terms of pax comfort, but no technical vision from Sukhoi.

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by Flying Belgian
Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines (SN) axes BOM / India route
Replies: 32
Views: 5008

Brussels Airlines (SN) axes BOM / India route

As from January 6th, Brussels Airlines will stop flying the BRU-BOM-BRU route. Route was mainly operated by A332. :-( The extra capacity will instead enable frequencies extensions on destination such as BJL and DSS. BOM was the sole Asian destination of SN (if we exclude TLV). YYZ and JFK remain the...

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by Flying Belgian
Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera with TATL from FRA and TXL
Replies: 54
Views: 8137

Re: Primera with TATL from FRA and TXL

Primera Air will be flying the Max9 ER with extra fuel tank, not the normar Max9. The ER has aprox 3800/4000 NM range with a lighter load. I fly the MAX8 as captain and in one of my flights eze-puj (7:40 flight time) with a light load 110 pax, full tanks due to tankering, plus alternative, my total...

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by Flying Belgian
Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera with TATL from FRA and TXL
Replies: 54
Views: 8137

Re: Primera with TATL from FRA and TXL

I'm skeptical about IAD-BRU 2x weekly with a narrow body... but as far as BRU-BOS and BRU-EWR are concerned, it might work out. BRU-BOS is a very undeserved market to tap in, and BRU-EWR is a good pick since they'll fly it in the late afternoon. UA missed a huge opportunity not to propose a late BRU...

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by Flying Belgian
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American A333s
Replies: 100
Views: 17942

Re: American A333s

The oldest A330-300 at American Airlines is from March 2000, the newest is from March 2001. I assume all the A330-300 to be the 230 t version. Yes. I remember when those were wearing the dark blue scheme with the white American flag and US Airways titles. the first scheme applied in the late 90s wh...

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by Flying Belgian
Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American A333s
Replies: 100
Views: 17942

Re: American A333s

What's the MTOW for the US A333s ? I assume 215 tons ?

Thanks,

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by Flying Belgian
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP's last A340 flight: Feb 14, 2019
Replies: 3
Views: 1365

Re: TAP's last A340 flight: Feb 14, 2019

We used to see TP's A343 in its original scheme in the early 90's here in Brussels.

It was for the exotic Lisbon-Brussels-Macau route in joint venture with Sabena.

These are now very early MSNs of the A330/A340 range.

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by Flying Belgian
Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic drops Dubai
Replies: 121
Views: 20908

Re: Virgin Atlantic drops Dubai

I assume LHR-U.S flights are the only real cash cows for VS, and have always been. It's much harder to earn good yields on a LHR-DXB route gievn the ME3 competition... (GF replacing QR in that precise assessment). As to an A333 replacement by an A321LR, don't forget what you loose in cargo capacity...

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by Flying Belgian
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!
Replies: 240
Views: 69214

Re: THE Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!

Dumb & dumber. Entitled guy who flies too many miles a year ("I am more important than you") and will take Twitter on storm to vent his frustrations. Not very smart FA who acts as a (bad) community manager for UA even if she is not paid for that (as she mentions before, she is only pa...

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by Flying Belgian
Wed May 09, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tianjin-Xi'an-London inaugural with Tianjin Airlines today May 7th
Replies: 17
Views: 3570

Re: Tianjin-Xi'an-London inaugural with Tianjin Airlines today May 7th

Which LHR terminal does Hainan group operate from ?

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by Flying Belgian
Tue May 01, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Jet Airways ever return to the US?
Replies: 78
Views: 8084

Re: Will Jet Airways ever return to the US?

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1391889


Many thanks my friend !
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dtw2hyd wrote:
Flying Belgian wrote:
Do you have the link ? I cannot find it...

Thx in advance !


Here it is.

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1391889


Many thanks my friend !

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by Flying Belgian
Tue May 01, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates starts storing the A380
Replies: 125
Views: 39240

Re: Emirates starts storing the A380

I saw a close friend of mine last week, F.O on the EK A380 fleet. A380 fleet pilots tend to fly much more than they used to the last two months. They clearly lack A380 captains but want to stick to the "35yrs old" rule. The atmosphere is really deteriorating lately... EK welcome (almost) a...

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by Flying Belgian
Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Jet Airways ever return to the US?
Replies: 78
Views: 8084

Re: Will Jet Airways ever return to the US?

Probably not, definitely it shouldn't. 9hr flights are far more profitable than 14hr flights, in terms of fuel burn and crew cost. India-USA ULH flights end up being 2-stop for most passengers. Defeats the purpose. No airline/alliance can match SkyTeam's 1-stop option count, as 9W connects more Ind...

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by Flying Belgian
Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India has a New 77W Cabin
Replies: 34
Views: 7513

Re: Air India has a New 77W Cabin

https://www.youtube.com/embed/ASWFFXLdnEw

I really find that odd that they dedicate such airplanes for domestic uses and VIP purposes... :shock: :?: :roll:
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For those wishing to see the interior of these three birds:

https://www.youtube.com/embed/ASWFFXLdnEw

I really find that odd that they dedicate such airplanes for domestic uses and VIP purposes... :shock: :?: :roll:

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by Flying Belgian
Sat Apr 21, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 161267

Re: Indian aviation thread 2018 part 2

Dear Indian AvGeeks, I have noticed that the three latest B777W of Air India (VT-ALV/W/X - all delivered in 2018) only fly domestic routes since they have been integrated in the AI fleet ? Is there any reason ? The on-bard product is really refreshed and attractive. Those planes would be better off ...

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by Flying Belgian
Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa looking to expand in Asia Pacific
Replies: 50
Views: 12197

Re: Lufthansa looking to expand in Asia Pacific

...since when was LH the "leading" anything, to SE Asia?? Previously British Airways flew to Bandar Seri Begawan, Jakarta, Manila, Nagoya, Osaka, Sapporo, Taipei and until recently Chengdu. Currently British Airways fly to Bangkok, Beijing, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Seoul, Shanghai, Singap...

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by Flying Belgian
Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!
Replies: 264
Views: 35596

Re: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!

4920879,4809645 The sad part is, the individual who was responsible for this horrendous rebrand probably got promoted. This is probably the ugliest A350 out there. What a sad, missed opportunity. It is. It's ugly as hell. Drab, sad, uninspiring. Remember: it's always the bad ones making career prog...

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by Flying Belgian
Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March
Replies: 569
Views: 71600

Re: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March

Did they need to reduce speed to avoid the night curfew in LHR ?

Yesterday evening whilst between India and Oman, the flight was meant to arrive well ahead of schedule in LHR (around 02.47 am LT) ?

Anyway great work from Qantas crew and ops dept. A symbolic milestone is achieved.

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by Flying Belgian
Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 15 Emirates 777-300ERs in storage - older & newer frames
Replies: 34
Views: 23774

Re: 15 Emirates 777-300ERs in storage - older & newer frames

You talk about pilot shortage, but a friend of mine, a F/O on A380 isn't really flying a lot. Max 75h / month scheduled... He can commute very often to Belgium during his numerous OFF days...

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by Flying Belgian
Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK & Kinshasa
Replies: 6
Views: 1020

Re: EK & Kinshasa

A bit odd if you ask me... Kinshasa is rather a premium market...

I'm still amazed EK doesn't fly into FIH with its own metal (as a tag-on for a LBV or DLA service for instance).

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by Flying Belgian
Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa fires Brussels Airlines CEO & CFO since they didn't want to change SN into an LCC
Replies: 146
Views: 22265

Re: SN CEO and CFO termintated

If SN is owned/controlled by a german entity (LH) and it is no longer run by Belgian nationals..... Could Belgium-Africa rights be in peril? Why would it ? As long as the routes are still being flown by a Belgian carrier OO-registred ? LX still operated with HB-Registered frames and AOC despite bei...

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by Flying Belgian
Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northeast USA Winter Storm 1/4 Thread
Replies: 313
Views: 31076

Re: Northeast USA Winter Storm 1/4 Thread

OS87 VIE-JFK and LH400 FRA-JFK are returning to their home bases https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DS3BXRkXcAAvZkf.jpg https://twitter.com/flightradar24/status/949627828370378752 LH410 is also returning to Munich https://twitter.com/flightradar24/status/949630555011846144 That really surprises me. It is ...

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by Flying Belgian
Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CEO: Brussels Airlines must cut costs by 10-15 percent
Replies: 17
Views: 4044

Re: CEO: Brussels Airlines must cut costs by 10-15 percent

LH658 wrote:
They don't even fly to South Africa.... I feel like this was going to happen to Europe small, and so many airlines and options.


Why would they ? Europe-S.A market is already a bloodbath with EK sometimes discounting fares down to 430€ return.

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by Flying Belgian
Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no United to Africa?
Replies: 52
Views: 10822

Re: Why no United to Africa?

Most Africa routes are through Brussels on Brussels air. 950 IAD-BRU is usually booked full with many going to Africa Indeed, they have a good and strong partnership with SN at that level. That's why BRU is one of UA's most profitable European station. Although I remember they used to fly to ACC wi...

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by Flying Belgian
Tue Oct 24, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official A330 Production/Flight Testing - 2014-2017
Replies: 1299
Views: 237310

Re: Official A330 Production/Flight Testing

MSN 1815 has been delivered. Airbus A330 -343 1815 B-8362 China Southern delivery 18oct17 TLS-CAN ex F-WWKT https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4459/37064360714_213a96dd78_z.jpg B-8362 Airbus A330 China Southern by Eurospot 1 Million views in 1 year, Thanks , on Flickr So China Southern reverted to RR i...

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by Flying Belgian
Sun Oct 01, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines getting seven used A330-300's
Replies: 85
Views: 31559

Re: Brussels Airlines getting seven used A330-300's

Great thing for SN as I always thought RRs powered A333s / 233-235t variants would be the most adapted version for their network. Of course, 242t variants or A33N would be ideal, but given their current situation, I'm already happy with those "new" machines coming. Their current fleet spec...

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by Flying Belgian
Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair running out of pilots? FR cancels 110 flights (09/12)
Replies: 162
Views: 28617

Re: Ryanair running out of pilots? FR cancels 110 flights (09/12)

Rumour as it that a pilots strike is no longer unbelievable. The Belgian press echoes many pilots unions stances and I really believe it's now or never if they want to pressure this AH of MOL. The first step would be a "stick to the contract rules" strike. Payback time has now come dear MO...

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by Flying Belgian
Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR 787 to BOS
Replies: 21
Views: 4149

Re: QR 787 to BOS

People here seem to ignore, but INFLIGHT crew rest rules for cabin crew also exist. As per EU/OPS JAA rules I think that it must be mandatory HORIZONTAL crew rest for flight time (not duty times) going above 10 hours. If we take a DOH-BOS flight, crew rest must certainly be divided in three shifts f...

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by Flying Belgian
Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific multiple "beer related" new destinations imminent UPDATE: CX announces HKG-DUB, HKG-BRU and HKG-CPH
Replies: 264
Views: 38680

Re: Cathay Pacific multiple "beer related" new destinations imminent

Huge catch for BRU airport it is...

CX must rely on strong O&D market expectations as BRU is a large Star Alliance hub. But this was never a problem for Hainan.

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by Flying Belgian
Sat Aug 19, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates 777-300 and -200LR fleet
Replies: 81
Views: 13868

Re: Emirates 777-300 and -200LR fleet

maortega15 wrote:
5 of the 773's will be going to CX.


Really ??

I don't see what's CX's interest in doing so...

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by Flying Belgian
Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kuwait Airways announces major expansion in S17
Replies: 73
Views: 20335

Re: Kuwait Airways announces major expansion in S17

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjup3o ... lpPkwQGYhA

Enjoy !!
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For those who want to discover more about KU operations, this is a nice channel run by a KU A330 captain:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjup3o ... lpPkwQGYhA

Enjoy !!

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by Flying Belgian
Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar
Replies: 681
Views: 149758

Re: Breaking: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar

I've had a quick chat with a friend 777 captain at QR, and they could be in very deep trouble in the next few days if that situation is to last longer. The most affected sector is their A320 African sectors with flight time going almost to double. They could need to night-stop crews scheduled to mak...

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by Flying Belgian
Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 411
Views: 41428

Re: Royal Jordanian banning electronics in cabin on US flights

I would not like ending up on those flights...

There are regularly major thefts cases in many US airports. It used to be a real plague in JFK for instance.

Anyway this will cost a LOT of premium traffic for EK, EY, QR and TK...

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by Flying Belgian
Wed Nov 16, 2016 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad Closes Sao Paulo
Replies: 39
Views: 8872

Re: Etihad Closes Sao Paulo

The 789 can't make it due to altitude and runway issues at GRU. Besides, a plane full of people from gru paying $700 round trip fares to nrt never made money, never will Couldn't agree more. TK, EK and QR are in the same situation. Yields are dropping from Brazil... I assume EY's partner AZ will st...

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by Flying Belgian
Sun Oct 23, 2016 8:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 in service thread - 2015-2017
Replies: 1036
Views: 185765

Re: A350 In Service Thread - Part 3

9V-SMF is currently in flight on the SIN-SFO inaugural: ;)

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Does anyone knows if all SQ's A359 are 275t variants ?

Will it have to cope with a weight penalty ? Only on the westbound leg ?

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by Flying Belgian
Sat Jun 18, 2016 3:33 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2537
Views: 214126

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

Will it ever be again possible to look at the photos WITHOUT watermarks ??

I was First class member, but I wasn't aware that the membership was disabled !! Why has it been disabled ??

If someone could help...

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by Flying Belgian
Sat Jun 18, 2016 1:11 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2537
Views: 214126

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

What about the watermarks ??

I still can see them from every perspective. :cry: :cry:

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by Flying Belgian
Tue Jun 07, 2016 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Could Keep A340 A Little Bit Longer
Replies: 73
Views: 18067

RE: Swiss Could Keep A340 A Little Bit Longer

During the "golden" period of Swissair, it's a combination of A345/A346 that were ordered to replace the MD11...

Then SR collapsed.

It's only when Crossair took the operations over that the A340 "classic" was considered.

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by Flying Belgian
Mon Jun 06, 2016 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines A380 Hits Severe Turbulence
Replies: 45
Views: 21402

RE: Malaysia Airlines A380 Hits Severe Turbulence

Thanks God everyone is alive... Did this frame already have its heavy-check maintenance (C or D ?) ? If not, the check will certainly come in "due" time since it must have sustained quite a lot of cabin damages... BTW, not a bad load-factor for <acronym title="Malaysia Airlines">MH</acronym> on this...

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by Flying Belgian
Sun Jan 10, 2016 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787-777 Common Type Rating. Which Airlines?
Replies: 14
Views: 6533

RE: 787-777 Common Type Rating. Which Airlines?

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by Flying Belgian
Sun Jan 10, 2016 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787-777 Common Type Rating. Which Airlines?
Replies: 14
Views: 6533

787-777 Common Type Rating. Which Airlines?

Does anyone have an idea of which airlines effectively cross qualify their cockpit crew to fly both the 787 and the 777 ? I know Ethiopian does, but for instance, it doesn't seem to be the case for Qatar. What about <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym>, <acronym title="American Airlin...

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by Flying Belgian
Sun Jan 10, 2016 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ Outlines A330 Replacement Plans
Replies: 43
Views: 20283

RE: SQ Outlines A330 Replacement Plans

There is already one new operator for their A333: brussels airlines is taking one of them over. <acronym title="AMC Aviation (Egypt)">9V</acronym>-<acronym title="Santiago - Cibao International (STI / MDST), Dominican Republic">STI</acronym> will become <acronym title="Skywest Airlines (USA)">OO</ac...

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by Flying Belgian
Wed Dec 30, 2015 7:35 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: JP Fleets Replacement
Replies: 14
Views: 24457

RE: JP Fleets Replacement

Does anyone know a site where I could simply find the MTOW datas ?

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